A Brief History of Canada - 1867 to 1899
Map of Canada 1867, Confederation. British colonies in North America are united under the British North American Act to become the Dominion of Canada. The Act, drafted by John A. Macdonald and signed on May 8, became effective on July 1, 1867.
source:poster. Canadian pacific This is a poster of Canadian Pacific posted during British Empire Exhibition and it is about encouraging British people to have their own farm in Canada. This poster showed that Canada recovered soon after WW2 ended and it started to attract immigrants overseas with its unique natural and economic conditions.
Hiding in the Wheat
Image No: 971-2-C212c-1927 Title: Cover of Canada West : Canada - The New Homeland. Date: 1927 Remarks: Pamphlet published by the Canadian Government to promote the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to prospective immigrants and settlers. The cover features a boy hiding under sheaves of wheat, next to farm buildings and a team of horses pulling a binder. Subject(s): Emigration and immigration / Immigration literature / Harvesting / Children Order this photo from Glenbow…
Handbook for Settlers
Image No: 971-2-C212a-1921 Title: A handbook of information regarding Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba . Date: 1921 Remarks: This cover is typical of the idealized messages that both the government and the railroads presented to potential immigrants. The scene is laid out in a classically "English" pattern, with small fenced fields devoted to crops and livestock, mechanized farm equipment, a tidy farmstead and new buildings. The river is close by and so too are the facilities of the city…
Start A Fire
The government was looking to attract settlers to Canada West during Laurier's time as president. During his era, acquiring more money and more people was important in Canada. The world depression had just ended and there was a great demand for wheat. In the States, the free homestead period had ended. This increased Canada's appeal to immigrants. It was often hard however, to get people to settle in the hard, barren land of the prairies. Many people who did go there ended up travelling down…
canadian pacific railway
Canadian Pacific Railway 1900 promoting Manitoba, Assiniboine, Alberta and Saskatchewan........the Canadian West or L'Ouest Canadien when Clifford Sifton was in charge of promoting the west.